24th June 2011

Kevin Mitchell, says he will ‘smash’ John Murray when the pair meet in the domestic showdown of North v South at the ExCel Arena on July 9, before going on to hopefully fight WBA lightweight champion Brandon Rios for the world title.
West Ham fan Mitchell speaking on the Steve Bunce radio show this week, was pleased to hear that his promoter Frank Warren had been speaking to Bob Arum, about the winner of this fight getting a shot at his fighter Rios and Mitchell says that a fight with the WBA champion for the world title, is all the incentive he needs to knock Mancunian Murray out.

The thing about West Ham is they’re very passionate about their fighters and footballers and he made a mistake there by saying the football thing. Ive had alot of feed back from friends boxing and football fans, but I’ll show them how I’ll deal with John Murray by smashing him” – Kevin Mitchell responds to Murray’s West Ham jibe.

In the interview (video above) Mitchell also discusses his training camp and preparations, plus responds to Murray’s quote that he ‘will send Mitchell down just like West Ham’ The Londoners beloved football team, that were relegated from the Premiership last month.
Mitchell adds that Manchester City fan Murray will realise how much he has upset the West Ham fans and adds that he will deal with Murray’s comments by ‘smashing him’ in front of them.

If I have to go through Kevin Mitchell to get my world title shot, then so be it, he will get mullard like the rest of em” – John Murray

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